Top Secret Ingredients
I’m always looking for and often dreaming up new lunchbox ideas. With Cooper Pax being both dairy and gluten intolerant you can just imagine the selection of goodies I have to put in his school lunches. That said, it keeps me on my toes and he is always so proud and excited when “Mamawolf” makes him tasty lunchbox treats.
What excites me more is when I become a ninja mom and sneak in healthy ingredients while still keeping things tasty! This is definitely one of those recipes. Although most kids don’t mind butternut so much, you could even use pumpkin.
School lunchboxes is a sensitive topic for me, it honestly breaks my heart to see what some children are fed to sustain them through a school day as well as after school activities. I do also realise a lot of parents work, but if we were just a little more mindful and organised it really isn’t that hard to put together a decent healthy lunch. A lunch that will nourish their growing bodies and boost their brilliant brains!
*When you get to step 4 in the recipe, you can either fry off the batter as you would flapjacks/Fritters or continue on ahead (as I do in the Vlog) and make these Butternut Fritter squares. So Let’s get baking…
500g cooked butternut
1/3 cup milk (almond, goats, rice, coconut etc)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of salt
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup self-raising gluten free flour. (alternatively, you can add 1 tsp baking powder)
- In a blender, blend together the butternut, eggs, milk, cinnamon, salt and honey.
- pour into a mixing bowl and add in the flour.
- mix well to form a batter.
- From here you can either fry it off in a pan like fritters or place it into a baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes @ 170C
- Remove from the oven, cut into squares and allow to cool before tucking in.
For more tips, tricks, insight and how to make these Butternut Squares check out my Vlog on my Youtube channel. ( *New Vlog every Friday) This is something new I’m trying out over the next few months. Hopefully to bring you more recipes, tips, and some entertainment.
Love and health,
“Mama Wolf” x
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